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You know the old saying, "Bad things come in threes"? Well, it seems they often do. We've lost three beautiful beagles over the last while so we thought what better way to pay tribute to them than by giving each of them a "Beagle of the Month" title. For July, we paid tribute to our BYOB Member Chester. For August, we'd like to pay tribute to another BYOB Member. Here's to the memory of Rufus...



Forever loved by:  Damion Saliani, Irene Kozyrakis and Queen B

Here's what they had to say about their Rufus in a letter to BOB Founder, Marna ~



You met our beautiful amber-eyed boy about 3 years ago at 2 meet ups.

Several years before that, in 2008, I reached out to you and you helped me cope during the loss of our first beagle, Kayla. She did not make it to a meet up.

Rufus was not very social at the meet ups and perimeter-surfed in Mississauga looking for an escape. He always hated confinement and certain dogs triggered a negative response in him especially on leash.

Rufus was a TAS North rescue. He had been there for 7 months before he came home. He was estimated at 6 or 7 years of age.

Rufus had GI issues (likely kidney disease) which we managed with homecooking.

We clicker trained him with ground beef and he learned to do things without food reward.

Rufus was SMART, gentle, loving. He wore his heart on his “sleeve”

It took time (almost one year to wag his tail and earn trust) but when it happened, the angels sang in heaven.

Rufus was a brat and we loved him for it.

He was also respectful. Always.

Rufus, our beautiful amber-eyed boy, was with us for 3 years.


Then in April of this year, after his routine physical revealed an infection in bladder/kidneys, things started to spiral out of control.

Within 10 days, he was in rough shape. Cancer diagnosis. Turned out to be tonsilar cancer and it had spread.

2 surgeries. He could never get one paw forward after those. Always 2 back.

His prognosis was supposed to be good but Rufus could not tolerate cancer meds or antibiotics. His body could not cope or recover.

We were told if not kidney disease then cancer would eventually find him.

It was the cancer in the end. No amount of $ or praying or diet or holistics could help.

Our boy who changed our world...well, we had to let him go. To be at peace and rest eternal.

His absence is profound.

If it was not for Rufus, B would not be here. (B is our Treeing Walker Coonhound rescue from Gentle Jake’s)

Rufus had separation anxiety and when we were on our walks, he always pulled and gravitated to hounds. Always hounds. You could feel him relax and enjoy with hounds.

We knew he needed a hound in his life. Female, stable, slightly younger and good with dogs.

And there was B.

B did wonders for him and protected him like a mama during his last 3 months.  Mama B.

Rufus did wonders for B too. Especially her confidence in facing the world outside, meeting people and getting past so many of her fears. It was all Rufus.

Rufus was and is our beloved.

We love hounds and we love beagles.

We would be honoured on his behalf if you paid tribute to him.


Thank you Marna for all you do, for the beagles who cannot speak . You are their champion.

And thank you for thinking of our family.

We made a donation to the homeless howlers in Rufus’ memory. Paying it forward. So that good may continue to happen, to the hounds that Rufus loved (and us too, once bitten...)

Damion Saliani, Irene Kozyrakis and Queen B




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And we thought 2013 was a busy year for your favourite beagle rescue! 2014 was the most costly year yet with over $30,000 spent in medical costs. 2015 is already proving to be just as costly. But your support makes it possible for us to keep reaching out to beagles requiring expensive, live-saving surgeries. The more money we raise, the more beagles we can save. It's that simple and that's why it's never too late to lend your support. We're asked to help abandoned beagles on a daily basis. Please help us continue to reach out to beagles in need throughout this bright new year. You can make a gift to our beagles for yourself or in honour of a loved one. We'll send them a card on your behalf so they know the impact you've made in their name. You'll be making twice the difference for that special someone AND for a rescued beagle!


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Your monthly gift of $10 or more really can make a difference for our beagles in hearbeat at a time!


On behalf of our beagle babies, THANK YOU and best wishes for good health and happiness throughout 2015!

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